Cross Curricular Experiences in Berlin

The events of the past have left their mark on Berlin's cityscape - and the city is still changing today - making it one of Europe's most vibrant, exciting and colourful capitals. 

With so much to see and do our included city travel card will enable you to make journeys across the length and breadth of the city. We then recommend you don your walking shoes so you make the most of your visits to each of the attractions.

You may well choose to begin your exploration of the city at Potsdamer Platz, the most striking example of the urban renewal that turned Berlin into the ‘New Berlin’ in the 1990s. The area today consists of the three developments known as Daimler City, the Sony Centre and the Beisheim Centre, which literally transformed the dormant wasteland where the Berlin Wall stood between east and west Berlin until 1989. The challenge of rebuilding the heart of post Cold War Berlin was no trifling matter – how to transform a desolate sandy wasteland into the new German capital’s city centre - and what can be seen today is rightly regarded as a successful compromise.

Visiting attractions and free time in a new environment with their fellow classmates builds confidence and strengthens relationships between students. Expanding your students’ cultural awareness makes for a valuable and memorable experience.

01 Tour Highlights

Berlin City Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Berlin by coach in the company of a local expert guide, who will provide an interesting and informative commentary. The tour will last around three hours and will take in many of the city’s world famous landmarks. You will see Kurfurstendamm, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Potsdamer Platz, Panorama Punkt, Checkpoint Charlie, Fernsehturm, Marx-Engels Memorial, East Side Gallery, Unter den Linden, Berliner Dom, Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Tiergarten, Victory Column, Schloss Charlottenburg, Olympic Stadium and remains of the Berlin Wall, as well as many more great sights!

Berlin Fernsehturm (Television Tower)

The TV Tower is one of the most famous landmarks in Berlin and welcomes over 1.2 million visitors every year. It is located at the very heart of the city on the Alexanderplatz. The History of the Berlin TV tower is part of German history: in the sixties the East German government had the TV tower built, not least to demonstrate the strength and efficiency of the socialist party system. Today the tower shapes the skyline of the German capital city - a landmark of the reunited Germany, like the Brandenburg Gate. At 368 metres, it’s the highest building in Germany and the second highest building open to the public in Europe. It is the perfect place for students to understand the layout of Berlin and observe the innovative architecture and landmarks of the city. The observation deck is at a height of 203 metres and includes Berlin’s highest bar, the “Panorama bar”. The revolving restaurant is at a height of 207 metres and turns around its own axis once or twice every hour.

Olympic Stadium

Berlin’s Olympic Stadium and Bell Tower were built for the 1936 Olympic Games. The National Stadium was designed by Werner and Walter March and supervised by Hitler’s Imperial Interior Ministry. The Nazi-era monumentalist stadium and the exhibition in the Bell Tower carry vivid memories of the iconic images of African- American sprinter Jesse Owens whose historic four-medal Olympic victory shook Hitler’s theory of the superiority of the Aryan race. The final, comprehensive renovation and modernisation of the new Stadium took four years and was completed in 2004, providing a multi-functional sports and events arena which can seat up to 76,000 spectators. In 2006, the stadium hosted the World Cup Final.

Cruises on the River Spree

Enjoy beautiful views of Berlin and see some of the city’s largest landmarks on a sightseeing tour along the River Spree. All tours have an explanation in English via headphones if required, cruises available:

  • City Centre Tour - a trip through the heart of Berlin (1 - 2 hours)
  • Spree Cruise - past countless places of historical places (1.5 - 3 hours)
  • A trip on the Spree & Landwehr Canal while under riding 64 bridges! (3 - 3.5 hours)

The Reichstag

Following German reunification in 1990, the Bundestag (German Federal Parliament) decided to make the Reichstag building the seat of Parliament in Berlin, the restored capital of reunited Germany. After a complete restoration of Paul Wallot’s original 1894 building, the Bundestag reconvened here in Sir Norman Foster’s spectacularly restored Reichstag building on 19th April 1999.

A visit to the Reichstag is a must, a highlight includes the lift ride to the top of the building to a large viewing terrace for the breath-taking views of Tiergarten, the dome and the mirror cylinder at the centre. All groups are pre-booked with details of identification sent in advance.

02 Accommodation

Transit Loft

This 19th century factory has been modernised and converted into a youth hotel. It is situated within a courtyard just ten minutes walk from Alexanderplatz.

Hotel Transit

This building was originally an enamel factory that was converted into a youth hotel in the 1980s. It is located in a quiet courtyard in the Kreuzberg area.

Steps Apartments

This traditional building has been converted into a family-run youth hotel. It is located in the Wedding district of Berlin – ideal if you want to be away from the city centre.

Singer 109

Situated close to Alexanderplatz – this building recently was restored and converted into a youth hotel. Singer 109 is located within a courtyard with an atrium.

Acama Group

The Acama Group has three hotels in central Berlin – two in Kreuzberg and one on the Ku’Damm. The Acama hotels have excellent facilities for youth groups and the central location of Acama Ku’Damm makes this hotel the most popular choice.

03 Further Information

Your Meals

Your package price includes continental breakfast each morning. For lunches and dinners you can choose to make your own arrangements, alternatively your Study Experiences Tours Specialist can pre-book packed lunches or arrange affordable, value for money meals from a selected number of restaurants in and around Berlin.

Your Study Experiences Tour Manager

A Study Experiences Tour Manager will meet your group at the airport, transfer with you to your accommodation for check-in and provide a half day's service/guidance. Additional Tour Manager services can be added to your quote depending on your group's requirements.

Group Size

Our prices are based on a minimum group size of 20 students.

Your Choice of Travel Dates

As our Berlin trips are available throughout the year, during term time and also during half terms and holidays, you are able to select travel dates that suit you and your students. Please note that certain dates may carry a supplement to the prices shown. In particular, tours during the Easter Holidays can be prohibitively expensive.

Your Educational Visits & Attractions

To ensure that you make the most of your trip to Berlin your Tours Specialist is able to arrange a wide choice of educational visits, activities and dining options. Full details of everything you might wish to see and do are available in our Berlin ‘Educational Visits and Attractions Guide’.

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